|Damage vs. small
|Damage vs. large
Elven broadswords are a solid choice for twoweaponing, particularly due to their higher damage average against small monsters compared to normal broadswords. They also outdamage another common two-weapon candidate in the long sword dealing 6 damage on average versus the long sword's 4.5; however, the long sword has a better damage average against large monsters at 6.5.
Average damage calculation
We assume the player is skilled in broadsword (the highest possible skill level for the weapon with any playable class), which gives a +1 damage bonus. A blessed weapon deals 1d4 extra damage against demons and undead. The worst case scenario is against a non-undead, non-demon, large monster. The best case scenario is against a undead, demon, small monster.
|Against regular small monsters
|Against regular large monsters
|Worst case scenario
|Best case scenario
|Blessed Elven broadsword +0
|Blessed Elven broadsword +7
|Blessed Elven broadsword +9
The elven broadsword first appears in NetHack 3.0.0.